Your logic astounds me, but to each, his or her own as the case may be. If you choose to let others make your viewing decisions for you, so be it, but as stated previously, each epi of Prime Suspect stands alone and Maria Bello is certainly worth my time.
Sorry to see it go.
Well I hope my only "claim to fame" is not just being able to astound Nick.
Certainly, once a network cancels a show, you can't watch it any future shows. But there will be at least 13 episodes of this show (NBC officially has said the show isn't canceled -- they are "weighing their options" what to do with the show).
M*A*S*H was almost canceled after their first season. then they got slotted behind "All in the Family" during their second season; the rest is history.
Chicago Code and Detroit 187 are two shows from last season that I really enjoyed -- even after I heard they were being canceled. Whether Prime Suspect gets picked up for future shows on NBC or another network doesn't matter to me. I'm enjoying the shows now.
EDIT: Bottom line: The networks have proven time and time again, that they don't always make the right decisions.
Thanks for the clarification Trh. I completely agree that networks have proven many times that they do not always make the right decisions. I guess with the exception of comedies, my family is more into serialized dramas. We enjoy an over-arching storyline and love to watch the characters change and develop because of it. I guess that is why we love shows like Justified, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, etc. We enjoy following from a beginning to an end. Makes me miss Lost, 24, Battlestar Galactica, etc.
Again thanks for being patient, and I understand what you are saying now. For those that like a story tied up within an hour, Prime Suspect had an entertaining (though short) run.
For us serialized types (how did Nick say it?) with "astounding logic", it probably was not the type of story for us.